Horror entertainment queue
This is where I’ll document horror movies that I have not yet seen – horror movies I intend to watch at some point in the future. As-yet unreleased horror films may be included here – and perhaps some reading material, too.
Horror movies I will watch soon
Cassadaga (2011) 55
Devastated by the death of her younger sister, Lily Morel seeks solace at the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of finding closure, she contacts something else – the vengeful ghost of a murdered young woman. With her life crumbling all-around her, Lily races to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death – a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer known only as “Geppetto”.
Cassadaga, 2011 supernatural horror – IMDb
Dance of the Dead (2008) 59
On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn’t get dates to the dance.
Dance of the Dead, 2008 zombie horror – IMDb (Rating: 59)
Dance of the Dead (2008) – streaming video
The Graves (2009) 36
Two inseparable sister’s visit to a remote mine town turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.
The Graves, 2009 supernatural horror – IMDb (Rating: 36)
It’s young Lucy’s first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs. Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs. Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search the house in the hope of finding it. At night, they get into the house, which reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar. Their hunt for Mrs. Jessel’s treasure leads them into a horrifying supernatural series of events that will change Lucy forever…
Penumbra (2011) 61
A woman hesitantly rents an apartment to an eerie man who she soon realizes has a part in the solar eclipse that is taking place.
Pontypool (2008) 67
A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.
Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 72 (aka Five Million Years to Earth)
Sci-fi, horror – Hammer Films
Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quartermass. When the interior of the “missile” is exposed, a dead locust-like creature that resembles the devil is found. It is determined by Quartermass that these “locusts” are evil Martians who altered the brains of our simian ancestors to eventually lay claim to the Earth. When Quartermass’s suspicion that the missile can reactivate the dormant evil in humans is confirmed, all hell breaks loose.
The Resident (2011) 52
In New York, Dr. Juliet Bliss Devereau of the Brooklyn General Hospital has ended her relationship with her boyfriend Jack and is seeking an apartment in Brooklyn to live alone. She finds a bargain in an old apartment building owned by the handsome and lonely Max and one night she misinterprets his signals and dates him. However she concludes that it is too soon to have a love affair and she asks Max to leave her apartment. However she does not know that Max is a deranged man obsessed on her and that he spies her from secret openings in her apartment. Further, Max is drugging Juliet every night and sexually abusing of her. Juliet has troubles to wake up in the morning to go to the hospital and decides to install a monitoring system in her apartment. She learns the truth about Max but how to escape from the insane landlord?
The Ruins (2008) 59
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
Horror movies I STILL haven’t seen!
Horror franchises I’ll definitely follow
An article I read recently – it was in either Time magazine or The Economist – focused on the relatively large percentage of movies being released these days that are either remakes or sequels; not surprisingly, it was at an all-time high.
I am not complaining, though; some remakes are fantastic. And thanks to more horror movies coming out than ever before, there is plenty of horror entertainment to choose from.
That being said, there are certain horror franchises that I enjoy enough to follow; here are a few that come to mind.
30 Days of Night
Horror remakes I’ll definitely see
The Thing, 2011
Horror movies seen in 2011
Here is a partial list of horror movies I have seen during the last few months. I will write about some of these horror films in future posts.
Grave Encounters, 2011 Canadian horror movie
Verdict: Good; probably the most frightening ghost hunter (paranormal investigator) flick of them all
Plot summary: Lance Preston and the crew of “Grave Encounters”, a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted – it is alive – and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. (Source: Official site)
Resources: IMDb (Rating: 61), Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes (Rating: T-43/Aud-52)
The Rite, 2011 supernatural horror film
Verdict: A good exorcism flick starring Anthony Hopkins
Credo, 2008 supernatural horror film
Verdict: Good and creepy
An American Haunting, 2005 supernatural horror film
Verdict: A very good, creepy retelling of Tennessee’s Bell Witch legend
Quarantine 2: Terminal, 2011 horror film
Verdict: Good – but not as good as REC 2
Resources: IMDb (Rating: 54)
Prowl, 2009 horror film
Primal, 2010 horror film
Fright Night, 2011 remake of classic vampire movie
Let Me In, 2010 remake of the fantastic, realistic Swedish vampire film
The Descent 2
Hush, 2008 horror
The Last Winter, 2008 wendigo horror
The Objective, 2008 horror
Predators, 2010 action horror
The Presence, 2010 ghost story starring Mira Sorvino
Resident Evil: Afterlife, 2010 post-apocalyptic horror
The Torment, 2010 psychological horror
Session 9, 2001 psychological horror
Trick R Treat, 2008 horror
Paranormal Activity 2
Horror and the written word: Books, reading, stories, etc.
- Quiet Houses, by Simon Kurt Unsworth – This one sounds great!